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Law Clerk


Academic and Professional Qualifications:

For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University;
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Law;
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate;
  • Membership to Law Society of Kenya;
  • A Senior Management Course or its equivalent will be added advantage;
  • Proficiency in Computer applications;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.


  • Six (6) years post admission practicing experience or six (6) years of extensive legal research in a relevant legal field

Job Core Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Leadership & Good interpersonal skills;
  • Professional and Technical competence;
  • Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;
  • Analytical & Negotiation Skills; and
  • Organizational, planning skills and Results-oriented

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examining pleadings and fully apprehending their tenor and effect;
  • Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts below;
  • Carrying out Legal Research work for the Judges of the Supreme Court of Kenya;
  • Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Supreme Court and the lower Courts;
  • Researching on precedent setting authorities within various jurisdiction both within and without Commonwealth
  • Presenting findings within sound written arguments in light of academic legal literature and case law;
  • Drafting bench memoranda and well-planned legal briefs on variety of legal issues touching on different branches of law;
  • Preparing pre-trial and post –trial media summaries.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: –

  • Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal:
    Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-
    • A letter of application;
    •  Certified copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
    • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
    •  Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
    •  Certified copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
    • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs (2 No.)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid copies of clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview: –
    • KenyaRevenueAuthority
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigation
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    • A recognized Credit Reference Bureau;and
    • Clearance from relevant professional body.
  • Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application and the same will be verified by relevant bodies.
  • The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 29TH OCTOBER, 2021 AT 5.00 P.M.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates

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